Académica vs. Moreirense  1 - 0

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Liga Sagres wrap: Academica push safety claims

29 April 2013 04:32

Academica have moved three points clear of the relegation zone in Portugal's Liga Sagres with a 1-0 win over fellow strugglers Moreirense.

Portuguese winger Marinho scored the only goal of the game as Academica picked up a crucial victory, while Gil Vicente also moved closer to safety with a 2-0 triumph in an old-fashioned relegation six-pointer against Olhanense.

In the 18th minute at Estadio EFAPEL in Coimbra, Marinho gave the home side the lead, sprinting onto a long through-ball in between Moreirense's two central defenders before producing a cool finish into the bottom corner.

Sunday's win took Academica to 24 points, three ahead of relegation-placed Moreirense, while Gil Vicente's victory took them four points clear of the drop zone.

Hugo Viera opened Gil Vicente's account in the 23rd minute and four minutes after half-time a penalty from Cesar Peixoto effectively ended Olhanense's resistance.

In other results, Sporting Lisbon needed an 85th-minute goal from Marcos Rojo to overcome Nacional 2-1, while Rio Ave defeated Beira-Mar 2-1 and Vitoria Guimaraes held Pacos de Ferreira to a 2-2 draw.

Primeira Liga table

# Team MP D P
1 30 +56 78
2 30 +57 77
3 30 +13 54
4 30 +16 52
5 30 +10 45
6 30 -7 42
7 30 +0 42
8 30 -6 40
9 30 -11 40
10 30 -11 38
11 30 -12 28
12 30 -25 26
13 30 -23 25
14 30 -16 25
15 30 -21 24
16 30 -20 23